Athlete protests and political messages will remain banned at the Olympics, the IOC said Wednesday, after a survey found that a majority of competitors were in favour of keeping the ban in place.

Read more: IOC upholds Rule 50 prohibiting athlete protests at Olympic Games

Guests including partners of International Olympic Committee (IOC) members will not be able to attend Tokyo 2020 after the organisation decided to limit accreditation to those who have "essential and operational roles" at the Games.

Read more: IOC bans "accompanying guests" from Tokyo 2020 Olympics

National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the world have a combined social media size of 28.4 million, with more than half of them coming from the Americas, a new survey has revealed.

Read more: ANOC Social Media Survey reveals National Olympic Committees have 28 million followers, with more...

On Wednesday afternoon (March 10), a freshly-barbered Thomas Bach will be reinstalled as President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for four more years.

Read more: Thomas Bach - the unlucky IOC President